Across the street from the Alamogordo Airborne Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico stands the Alamogordo Founders Park. The city of Alamogordo was founded in 1998 and means “fat cottonwood.” The town was developed as a railroad stop for the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad led by Charles Eddy. Dedicated in 1998 the park was built […]
Beside the Alameda Park Zoo in Alamogordo, New Mexico is the Alamogordo Airborne Monument. The monument was dedicated in April 2004 to the memory of the WWII airborne Division. A beautiful mural greets you at the entrance and a tree lined brick walkway leads to plaques listing the names of the individuals in the […]
The Alameda Park Zoo was founded in 1898 and claims to be the oldest zoo in the Southwestern United States. The zoo was included in the original plans for the City of Alamogordo in New Mexico where it is located. It began as a deer park meant to entertain train passengers while they waited for […]
If there is one thing that will make me pull off the road faster than a speeding bullet it’s a sign saying the world’s largest! At McGinn’s PistachioLand off Highway 54 in Alamogordo, NM stands the World’s Largest Pistachio. This giant pistachio stands 30-feet tall and is made of concrete. Over five yards of […]
While driving around Alamogordo, NM we passed by this giant metal bird that marks the entrance for Basin Pipe & Metal Recycling. I thought it was cool looking so I made the hubby pull over so I could snap a pic. I think maybe it’s a roadrunner?